another good week

We visited museums and took in a new exhibit about how we see, both how eyes work and how our brains work with our eyes to perceive.

We hiked up Storm Mountain and wet our toes, tossed rocks, found a discarded water bottle and played catch with the current with it before taking it back to recycle.  We identified stinging nettle and painted with water on rocks.  We stacked rocks.

We played with other unschoolers at a splash pad and park.  The kids are feeling more comfortable but there’s still a lack of kids Lilah’s age to play with, but a range older and younger.  Gavin went with some other kids and was offered a powerade and after he drank it and we left the park we looked at the ingredients and together we decided that it probably wasn’t good for him and that was probably why his stomach hurt.

We did a lot of reading and listening to our latest audio book, Slaves of Socorro (Brotherband Chronicles 4).  We just finished Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman on our trip to and from Yellowstone.

The kids got out their favorite paper airplane book and folded dozens of airplanes.

We watched Inside Out in the theatre.  Lilah liked it quite a bit and Gavin had trouble with the confrontations from certain emotions in the film, but the next day decided he liked it very much.  It was a good experience for all of us, I think.  Especially since we got to chat about emotions afterward.